Travelers looking to escape “snowmageddon” and take a last-minute getaway to a tropical locale can embark on one of Costa Cruises’ finalCaribbean voyages of the season. Italy’s largest travel company is featuring three cruises that are sure to create an unforgettable retreat.
Travelers can embark on Costa Deliziosa’s unique 10-night western Caribbean sailing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida; a magical 14- night cruise on Costa Magica from Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe; or a classic seven-night southern Caribbean sailing on Costa Pacifica from Pointe-à-Pitre.
“As we come to the end of our Caribbean season, there’s still time to experience the region in a new way and discover why Costa Cruises is one of Europe’s favorite cruise lines,” said Scott Knutson, vice president of sales and marketing for Costa Cruises North America. “With our diverse shipboard amenities, youth programming, lively entertainment and incredible dining options, a Costa cruise is one of the best ways for explorers of all ages to explore the Caribbean.”
While on board, guests will experience Costa’s famous international ambiance that is reflected throughout the ship — from delectable culinary creations and sommelier-selected wines to luxurious spa treatments, exciting onboard programming and immersive activities for kids and teens that have become synonymous with cruising with Italy’s Finest.
Three Fabulous Departures
Sailing roundtrip from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Costa Deliziosa’s 10-night western Caribbean cruise departing Feb. 21 includes three sea days and calls at Miami, Florida; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Falmouth, Jamaica; Belize City, Belize; and Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico. Along with enjoying the beautiful beaches and lush landscapes at each port of call, holidaymakers can also take advantage of the cruise line’s “Last Minute Deal” and get up to a 15 percent discount on this sailing. Fares begin at $797 per person, for an inside cabin with a Pranzo & Cena beverage package included.
Cruisers looking to embark on a classic seven-night sailing can join Costa Pacifica’s last Caribbean cruise of the season. Departing Pointe-à-Pitre March 23, the itinerary includes Philipsburg, St. Maarten; La Romana (Casa de Campo) and Catalina Island, Dominican Republic; Basseterre, St. Kitts; Saint John’s, Antigua; and Fort-de-France, Martinique. Fares begin at $859 per person.
For travelers seeking an in-depth Caribbean exploration, Costa Magica’s 14-night sailing from Pointe-à-Pitre is the perfect getaway. Departing March 1, the itinerary includes two calls at Pointe-à-Pitre and two calls at Fort-de-France, and visits to Scarborough, Tobago; St. George’s, Grenada; Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries, St. Lucia; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; Philipsburg; Roseau, Dominica; and Kingstown, St. Vincent. Fares begin at $1,029 per person for an inside cabin.
All fares are per-person based on double occupancy. Government taxes and fees are additional, per person, and will be quoted at time of booking.
The Costa Cruise Experience
For over 70 years, Costa’s fleet has offered an authentic Italian-style holiday for cruisers from every continent. Given the international clientele, announcements are in Italian, Spanish, French, German and English, and the entertainment bridges language barriers with theme parties, musical offerings, games and contests. Costa Cruises takes pride in its culinary traditions, serving authentic Italian food the way real Italians like it, with later dining times, ship-made mozzarella and venues that reflect every region of the country. Guests can indulge in Italy’s most popular food and beverage brands, such as Barilla Pasta, IllyCaffé, Aperol and Ferrari Trento. The Costa experience includes an expansive Samsara Spa program and “Peppa Pig”–branded fleetwide areas and activities for children and youths. On a Costa cruise, North American guests can expect Italy’s Finest on a truly international cruise experience.
For reservations, call a travel agent or 800-GO-COSTA. To learn more about Costa Cruises, visit www.costacruise.com. Connect directly with Costa socially on Costa’s official Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.